Colorcon Expands Nutraficient Product Portfolio to Include High Productivity, PVA-Based Formulations for Food Supplement Coating

By Colorcon Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

HARLEYSVILLE, Pennsylvania, February 23, 2011 - Colorcon, Inc., today announced the expansion of its Nutraficient(R),
food supplement coating product line to include PVA-based, high-productivity
systems designed specifically for use on food supplements marketed within the

European Commission Directive (2010/69/EU), already adopted in the UK,
allows the use of existing additives in certain food supplement products. The
additives now allowed for use include polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and six grades
of polyethylene glycol (PEG). The EU Commission found that the use of PVA or
PEG for the coating of food supplements in the form of capsules and tablets
are of no safety concern. The directive will be implemented by all member
states by March 31, 2011.

"Colorcon was pleased to learn about the Commission's final decision,"
stated Kamlesh Oza, General Manager for Film Coatings. "Our new, high
productivity PVA-based film coatings offer many benefits for food supplement
manufacturers who wish to improve the value of their products. Customers can
achieve significant manufacturing efficiency using these new higher solids,
lower viscosity formulations which result in shorter coating times. Other key
benefits of PVA based systems are improved moisture and oxygen barrier
properties, as well as superior adhesion and a high gloss finish. A wide
range of colors, using non-synthetic pigments, provide branding opportunity
and consumer appeal."

About Colorcon

Colorcon is a world leader in the development, supply and support of
formulated products for the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries. Its
core businesses include film coatings, modified release technologies,
functional excipients and tablet design services. Colorcon has 18 technical
service laboratories globally and more than 1200 employees exclusively
dedicated to its customer base.

Diane Reitter, Global Communication Director, dreitter at, +1-215-661-2639

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